Country living isn’t for everybody. Most of us would like to think we could make it out in the countryside but really, it’s for those that have grown up in it, or perhaps have always longed for it. Country living is tough, rugged, rustic and comforts are not as readily available as the urban life provides. So that means that you should have the basics down really well in your home. The heating, warmth, style, and practicality, should all be fixed into the home so you don’t need to venture outside for more. Most people consider that a rustic home is rough but ready. This is not the case, as it’s very suave, sophisticated, and yet welcoming. Here we cover why it’s so charming and why you would love to live in such a home.
You might have heard that the neutral minimalist style is not going to last much longer. Why? Well, if you read magazines like Home & Country, Home Design, Elle, Interior & Decor, you will have noticed how the yearning for curvy lines, softer materials and more ornamentation is rising in popularity. As with any kind of art, interior design is being led by the intellectuals of the movement.
The fabric sofa is going to be the main item of interest in the living room for the next decade. Remember that you read that here first! The fabric sofa is going to be advanced in this year because the need for more intricate designs such as the French Baroque, English Rocco and Georgian, are demanding that the average customer is making now. Blue velvet sofas are becoming a thing! For some reason, this material is becoming a top option for those that want a new fabric sofa or would like their current sofa reupholstered. It’s soft, warm and looks prestigious.
The country home has to be ready for a power cut at any moment. This is the reality of living out in the rustic rural parts of the world. Powerlines regularly are affected and power can be cut from your property for hours sometimes, days. So, having an LED battery powered lantern in each room is a great idea to have. You can use the lanterns even when you don’t have a power cut but you know that you always have the option to use it as intended. But, what kind of lanterns?
We came across this kind of lantern, which harks back to the Victorian era when lanterns were the made source of personal light. Every household had a lantern and many people took their lanterns outside with them when going to the local shop or even out for a walk. It was something they could hitch onto their belt and think no more of it.
Just because you live in a built-up part of the country, doesn’t mean you can’t have a rustic charm home interior. You can enjoy these types of native flowers which are long-lasting due to their rugged nature. They are thick, healthy, and picked for these two qualities especially. The native flowers are also going to be truly authentic and not a mutation of a mixture of flowers. They are therefore going to be able to withstand the temperatures of the winter season, but also give your home a true authenticity appeal. Place these flowers in the window sills of the kitchen, the bedroom, and the dining area. These flowers can also be put into vases for the foyer so every time guests open the door they can see that you have a big beautiful set of rustic flowers.
Fun with pillows
The rustic home is comfortable with darker shades of colors. Many people believe that a rustic home has to have no coloring of any kind. Everything has to be kept truly how it is. But this is not the case. Your sofa pillows can be made from linen and wool, but they can have modern designs in the rustic style. For example, a design that is quite popular in rustic homes is sheep and border collies. These animals are representing the countryside and for this, they can be implemented into the home. But, she should go onto a backdrop of darker shades such as a dark blue or brown throw. Throws even out the sofa and the pillows and add to the ornamentation of a room.
Slab of wood
Absolutely no rustic country home is complete with a rustic wooden island countertop. The question is, what style and thickness should it be? Well, many believe that the thickness should be how you feel it should be. Do you use it often? A thicker and heavier wooden slab would be more useful for a kitchen which is used a lot. A thinner slab is good for cooking casually. However, the wood is very limited. You need a wood that can expand and contract very easily as the temperature of the kitchen fluctuates. So far, we can see that there are three top choices.
- Oak. Oak is great for an island counter. It is used or was used for ship-building. It’s resistant to water and heat, once varnished it is a brilliant wood. It’s also quite cheap.
- Mahogany. We think everyone needs no introduction to this wood. But why is it good for an island? It’s usually found only in tropical climates. Brazilian mahogany is the most popular, and thus, it shows that hot muggy and humid atmosphere are no issue for it and thus, your kitchen won’t be either.
- Walnut. American walnuts are very versatile and flexible. This is why it is used for island tops more than most other types. American walnut also have a lighter color than the walnut found in Europe.
The rustic country home that has charm, suave and curb appeal, has to have an interior style that is simply sublime. Rugged, rough but also, soft, comfortable and very open. These are just some things you might like to introduce.